How did you do the background texture and text on your Jersey Devil drawing? That shits gorgeous man I love your art
AHH thank you! The background is just a paper texture from google with a yellow overlay on it, and the font is called Charcuterie Block.
Here is the method i use for putting graphics on paper and other textures without diluting the color of the art:
lets start with this little man. for the record he is made up of two color layers on multiply mode:
i want to put him on some paper. I just found this one by googling “white construction paper texture,” here’s what happens when we put it behind our little man (still on multiply):
it looks okay, but if you want the texture to feel a little more realistic you can select and copy the texture, then make a layer mask on your artwork layer, alt+click on the mask to display it on the canvas and then paste the texture into the mask.
you can use “paste in place” (cmd+shift+v on mac) to make sure the texture doesn’t move from where you copied it.
Then invert the colors (cmd+i) and click on your main layer again
after inverting it should look like this, with the mask blocking out most of your layer:
with the mask selected (not the layer itself), go to image>adjustments>levels, or cmd+L, and move the sliders until it looks right:
usually it’ll involve moving the middle and right sliders really far to the left. you can isolate the mask again and brighten/darken different areas if you want to fine tune it.
Here’s what it looks like once i’ve adjusted the mask levels and then copy/pasted it onto the green layer as well:
and a black version where you can see the texture a little better:
It’s more useful if you’re doing simple/bold art rather than rendered stuff, but hopefully this is helpful to anyone!